Dragon Filler Arc
Natsu vs. Gray! - "Natsu vs. Gurei!!" (ナツvs.グレイ!!)
Gray continues to obey Daphne's orders under his own free will and assaults Natsu with his ice magic while Erza and Lucy take on two strange looking beasts during their search for their missing teammates. As the fight between Natsu and Gray was drawing near a close, Daphne traps the former within her newly created Dragonoid and begins to extract his magic to bring it back to life, with the latter smirking with his achievement.
Full Plot Summary
"Fiesta" by Plus
Gray's stripping proved that he's the real deal.
Gray continues to fight Natsu under Daphne's orders. Happy questions if Gray is either doing this on his own will or if he's just an impostor. His question is answered when Gray strips off his shirt and coat proving that he is indeed the real Gray. This is followed by Gray and Natsu fighting each other as always with neither giving in to the other.
You know Juvia is dead serious when something involves Gray-sama.
Back at the guild, Erza and Lucy begin to worry about Natsu and Wendy's long absence while Juvia becomes concerned about Gray, who hasn't returned either. Erza offers to find them, with Lucy tagging along, and tells Elfman and Juvia to stay behind so that the guild won't be shorthanded after they offered to go with her.
You liiiiiiiike Gray.
At the hotel, Daphne watches the ice mage and the salamander fight while offering Metamo-chan snacks to Charle, Happy and Wendy. She then reveals to them that she can do concealment magic and that she used the technique "Hidden Cage" to conceal the inn from the outside so that no one would be able to find it. This is proven when Erza and Lucy arrived but were unable to see the inn.
Erza tries to fight off the "beast".
Upon their arrival, Erza prepares to fight the "beast" she had encountered earlier. Once their fight ensued, Lucy tried to help out but another similar beast appeared behind her, forcing her to fight it instead. Erza then changes her armor, but the "beast" changes as well. Lucy switches Virgo for Loke, but the "beast" changes to fight more like Loke. They then both realize that the "beasts" were mimicking their magic.
Loke takes on one of the "beasts".
As Daphne explains her research behind the "beasts", Natsu manages to knock Gray out. Natsu gloats, but then walks over to Gray with concern because the ice mage wasn't getting up. Gray used this chance to freeze Natsu in place while Daphne used "Hidden Darkness" to imprison him.
Daphne reveals her latest creation, the Dragonoid.
Meanwhile, Erza defeats her opponent by requipping quickly enough to strike it with one hit, and Lucy defeats her opponent with Plue. Following their victory, Daphne raises a "Dragonoid", an artificial dragon created by her, which zaps Natsu's Dragon Slayer magic to function. Happy, Charle, and Wendy then reunite with Erza and Lucy and explain that Gray is working for Daphne under his own free will. Soon after, Gray appears on the "Dragonoid" with a smile on his face.
"Be As One" by W-inds
Points of Interest
- Happy asks Daphne if she likes Gray to which she says maybe.
- Happy dislikes vegetable flavored Metamo.
- Gajeel has a suspicious look on his face when Erza and others notice Natsu and Wendy are missing.
- Plue gets more screen time and proved that he can defeat an opponent with his dancing skills.
- Erza requipped her armor 4 times: Heaven's Wheel Armor, Black Wing Armor, The Giant's Armor and the Adamantine Armor (this is the second time this armor made its appearance in the anime).